At Chocolate World Expo Connecticut, approximately 35 local and regional vendors will offer tastings & sales of their delicious and decadent products that include chocolates, baked goods, gelato, specialty foods and food-related gift items. Vendors will be set up in Newman’s Own Hall (near the seals) and throughout the Aquarium’s galleries, which will be fully open that day – at no extra cost to visitors – making this special event an especially outstanding value for attendees!
Participating vendors include 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, Auntie El’s, Bacon Bites, Barbara’s Butter Crunch, Bella’s Home Baked Goods, Breezie Maples Farm, Chocopologie Café, Fretzels by Jill, Goodway Bakery, JD Gourmet, Kathie’s Kitchen, Knipschildt Chocolatier, Le Rouge – Handmade Chocolates by Aarti, Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters, Peanut Principle, Puckers Gourmet, Rescue Chocolate, Screme Gelato, Xocai Healthy Chocolates, Yona’s Gourmet and more.
Expo/Aquarium visitors will find not only traditional and gourmet chocolates, but also unique offerings like Dutch-style chocolate tarts, chocolate-covered pretzels, Jamaican-style rum cakes, chocolate-flavored coffees, chocolate balsamic dressing, chocolate-covered bacon, moon pies, chocolate bath soaps and even chocolate-covered pickles! Guests will be greeted by chocolate fountains from Aurora Gourmet and, for another ready-to-eat treat, Pika’s Farm Table will be making authentic Belgian-style waffles dipped in a choice of white, dark or milk chocolate.
Seems like this is a no-brainer. While it’s probably a smart idea to save time and get your tickets online, you can still get them at the door. Chocolate World Expo is also giving back to Newtown residents, school employees, and first-responders by giving out free admission. Just be sure to bring a district or government issued photo ID.
What are you most excited to try? For us, we’ve got to at least try out the chocolate covered pickle!
Chocolate World Expo
1/27 from 10 am to 7 pmMaritime Aquarium 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854